Advertisements from long, long ago — Fathers Day edition

12 Responses to Advertisements from long, long ago — Fathers Day edition

  1. I love these old ads with their reminders of old fashion – and the photos of the birds in you sidebar always bring a smile (especially love the biker chicks and Virgil with his skateboard – lol). Happy Fathers Day.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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  2. Léa says:

    I’m afraid any advertising makes me hear my grandfather and one of his favorite quotes. I believe it was P.T. Barnum who said “There is a sucker born every minute.” To this day, I have very a very strong resistance to advertising. Between grandpa’s quotes, “A fool and his money are soon parted.” and being a minimalist, I remain a salesman’s nightmare. 🙂 The second idiom dates back at least to 1557 and its use by a man named Thomas Tusser in a poem titled Five Hundred Points of Good Animal Husbandry. 🙂

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    • Barnum was right. I’m pretty cynical about advertising, most of which seems calculated to schnooker gullible people into spending money they don’t have on stuff they don’t need. Besides, I’m so old that I’ve reached the point where I get more pleasure out of getting rid of stuff than I do from getting new stuff. 🙂

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      • Léa says:

        I do hear you and perhaps you saw me dragging bags and boxes of stuff away. What couldn’t be recycled, is off to the dump. It is only difficult when I try and thin out my library… Books are not stuff! 🙂

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        • Books are definitely the most difficult to sort through. I spent about twelve hours recently going though my forty-year accumulation of children’s books, trying to decide which ones to keep and which to give away. Since my two-year-old grandson is rapidly approaching the stage where he will outgrow board books and be ready for normal picture books, I really need to purge the shelves of any books I don’t want him to get hooked on. Little kids always seem to develop an attachment to a certain book and make you read it to them over and over and over, so I need to keep only the ones that I won’t mind reading a hundred times. 🙂

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  3. My how we collect things. My head hurts when I think of all the stuff I have to get rid of. 😦 — Suzanne

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    • I hear you. My husband and I went through an unplanned purge several years ago, after a sewer backup in our neighborhood destroyed the lower level of our house (the part of the house where all the bedrooms are) and we filled up a huge dumpster with all the stuff that was ruined beyond hope… but there is still an overwhelming lot of stuff left to sort through and get rid of. It’s the sorting and deciding that wears me out, and all the questions you have to ask yourself about each item that doesn’t go directly into the trash: Is this mine, or someone else’s? If it’s mine, do I keep it or not? If not, do I ask the kids if any of them want it, do I donate it to the thrift store, do I try to sell it online… I get exhausted just thinking about it.

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